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Ripon council considers more Mistlin change orders
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More change orders are in store for the softball project at the Mistlin Sports Complex.

At tonight’s Ripon City Council meeting, elected leaders could sign off on the concrete work at the connection to the existing water tower foundation by contractor O.C. Jones & Sons, totaling $14,385.

They were awarded the $4.5 million contract for the project consisting of four softball fields to be positioned around the already existing water tower back on July 3, 2012. With that – cost for the original base project came to over $4.1 million – came the council-approved deductive change order of minus-$423,126, according to James Pease in the Engineering Department.

The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. in Ripon City Hall’s Council Chambers, 259 N. Wilma Ave.

Council had approved two additional change orders totaling $262,265.

The recent changes to the concrete flatwork consisted of elevation changes and additional drain inlets ($7,807) and modification to the existing foundation for the overhang structure ($6,578) around the tower.

The $14,385 for the change order will come from the Parks Capital Fund, said Pease in his May 28 memo to the council.

The revised contract to O.C. Jones & Sons with all of the recent changes tallied is $4.4 million.

Work is scheduled to be completed by the end of summer but won’t be available for playing softball until spring of 2014.

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